A New Resonance 12: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, edited by Jim Kacian and Julie Schwerin
The New Resonance series, begun in 1999, has featured the work of more than 200 poets in its award-filled tenure.
Shortlisted for the 2021 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award from The Haiku Foundation!
The New Resonance haiku community now consists of 204 members with the addition of the New Resonance 12 group. These poets continue to appear in the major haiku journals and elsewhere, and their books have been accorded the honor of serious and adulatory review and critique. Many are recognized among the leaders of literary haiku in their respective countries and around the world. These seventeen new members to this rather exclusive confederacy, then, have a very high standard against which to measure themselves, but equally high expectations of their ultimate position in the haiku community. This is the twelfth volume in a much-awarded series.
among the wings of monarchs I migrate — Jo Balistreri morning jogger — my finger runs laps around my coffee cup — Susan Burch spring café buying a moment to dream — Jenny Fraser time passing in trickles the smoothness of pebbles — Simon Hanson spring sunlight the too-brief pause of a comma — Kristen Lindquist first warm day a turtle rests its chin on the one in front — Hannah Mahoney first day of school her hand lets go before mine — Matthew Markworth family dinner adding salt to my own wounds — Lori A Minor at 70 mph changing leaves — Matthew Moffett sit here while I gather firewood, I say to myself — Michael Nickels-Wisdom walking into the night walking into me — Keith Polette pennies tossed ripples from her wish intersect mine — Bryan Rickert the galvanized tin tin of the sugaring buckets — Tom Sacramona carving the snow ulu moon — GRIX prayers leaving their flags autumn wind — Mary Stevens fields of lupine where does the sky begin — Debbie Strange a baby left at the hospital hunger moon — Stephen Toft
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Binding: perfect softbound
“In this most recent installment of a landmark series, the editors welcome another seventeen emerging voices in English-language haiku. And what a vibrant, wide-ranging music they represent, with four under forty, three over seventy; a balance of genders; and a striking range of styles and concerns. As always, the editors’ introductions to each poet ring the changes.
— Michele Root-Bernstein, Modern Haiku